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# escalation

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2022
# russian invasion
US set to approve $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, warning of long war ahead
It comes as a top US official warned that Vladimir Putin is preparing for a long war that may not end with Russian victory in the east.
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Hamas launches fresh rocket attacks in retaliation after Israel levels another Gaza tower
Countries such as the US and France are urging calm as the conflict escalates.
# pay talks
School secretaries to hold national one-day strike and escalate their industrial action
The one-day strike in January will be followed by a work-to-rule from the secretaries, trade union Fórsa said.
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Ukraine bars Russian men aged 16-60 from entry to country as tensions mount over ships seizure
The move came after Kiev imposed martial law in border regions this week in response to the Russian seizure of the ships.
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Lack of public support for Irish Rail workers as unions say Christmas strike 'possible'
They’re also not happy with Transport Minister Shane Ross’ lack of intervention in the dispute.
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'We want Wenger out': Arsenal fans protest outside the Emirates ahead of Bayern clash
The Gunners need a miracle tonight after a thumping first-leg loss at the Allianz Arena.
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Escalation: Dublin Bus drivers will strike for an additional 13 days
The dispute is going into October.
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Luas drivers have announced six more strike days
They’re to take place this month and next.
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US steps up air-strike campaign to target fighters in Iraq's Sunni heartland
The new strikes deepen Washington’s involvement in the conflict and represent a significant escalation for President Barack Obama.
# raising the stakes
For the first time, Vladimir Putin's raised the prospect of giving east Ukraine 'statehood'
His comments dramatically raise the stakes in the ongoing crisis.
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Point of no return?... EU leaders send strong warnings to Russia over Ukraine
Leaders meeting in Brussels are likely to boost sanctions against Moscow. “Europe has to act,” France’s Francois Hollande said today.
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What to do? The EU is to hold an extraordinary meeting on Iraq
Charlie Flanagan says the EU needs a “strong and unified response to the terror in Northern Iraq”.
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Gaza death toll hits 100 as truce efforts waver
Israeli airstrikes continue to bombard Gaza today as the Palestinian death toll reaches 100.
# rocket exchange
Women and children among injured as Israel launches "Operation Protective Edge"
There were more than 50 airstrikes early today.
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Palestinian teenager forced into car and killed in apparent revenge attack
The youth was seen being kidnapped from the Arab half of Jerusalem.
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Military helicopter shot down as Ukraine army launches assault on insurgents
Troops have also been put on full combat alert in response to the estimated 40,000 Russian troops massed on the border.
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Military conscription introduced in Ukraine as petrol bombers take over more buildings
Ukraine currently has 130,000 personnel in its armed forces. With reserves, this could be boosted to around 1,000,000.
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Unmarked armoured vehicles carrying Russian flags spotted as Ukraine increases military action
Both sides are upping the ante as talks planned for tomorrow.
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At least two dead in firefight between Pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian special forces
Heavily armed separatist militants launched a series of attacks on police headquarters yesterday and Ukrainian forces fought back today.
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"Frightening and dangerous": Taoiseach hopeful Ukraine crisis can be solved through diplomacy
The EU has condemned Russia’s “acts of aggression” in the region and called on Moscow to recall its troops from their deployment across Crimea.
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Armed men are patrolling one of Ukraine's main airports
However the airport is operating normally, despite their presence.
# Fight
Spain says it will take 'all necessary measures' to protect Gibraltar
Britain, Spain and Gibraltar are rowing (again).
# North Korea
North Korea tells European countries it cannot guarantee embassy safety
European countries have been told to consider withdrawing personnel from Pyongyang if the tension there escalates further.
# escalation
North Korea moves missile to its coast, increasing tensions
“The North is apparently intent on firing missiles without prior warning,” a South Korean official said.
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Scottish FA tribunal leaves Whyte and Rangers fuming
The panel imposed a 12-month transfer embargo on the club and banned Craig Whyte from future involvement in Scottish football.
# Gaza
Eamon Gilmore voices concern over escalating tensions in Gaza and Israel
The recent outbreak of violence has been the worst the region has seen in months. A total of 21 people have been killed since Friday.